Curiosities

Human beings are naturally curious. Here you’ll find less common topics like curiosities, rankings, lists and items of general interest.

What is Neurogenesis and Why is it Important?

There’s a widespread myth that says neurons only form during childhood. However, this isn’t true. Neurogenesis is the birth of new cells. This phenomenon represents a key aspect in neuroplasticity and in important processes such as learning and memory storage in the…

5 Affirmations that Can Neutralize a Narcissist

It’s not easy to neutralize a narcissist because they tend to be really charming and have significant social support. Most of them have one or several lovely facets within their personality. They don’t think of themselves as narcissists, but as…

Defeating an Enemy According to Zen Buddhism

Eastern philosophies see combat very differently than Western ones. For many of those schools of thought, defeating an enemy doesn’t mean bringing them down, destroying, or annulling them. For them, winning means neutralizing those who want to hurt us and, if…

How Does Stress Affect Women?

Stress, like any other anxiety disorder, doesn’t discriminate between men and women, poor or rich, young or old. However, what we do know is that stress affects women and men differently. The emotional responses are different, as well as the physical,…

The Body Language of a Man in Love

We all know that the average man has a hard time expressing his true feelings. Although this isn’t as pronounced as it was decades ago, there are still many men out there who can’t seem to connect with their emotional…

5 Easy Yoga Poses to Channel Your Energy

Practicing yoga poses on a regular basis helps you channel your energy and control your focus to be more present.  In the moments when you feel you have no control, yoga poses can help you connect with whatever you’re going…

6 Characteristics of Tireless Travelers

Traveling consists of moving from one place to another, either physically or with the help of technological resources or our imaginations. In each trip, we experience wonderful adventures which then become unforgettable memories. For some, traveling is one of the…

Dream Catcher: A Beautiful Lakota Legend

The legend of the dream catcher comes from the Lakota tribe, an ethnic group that encompasses part of the Sioux and lives on the banks of the Missouri River in the USA. They’re the same people who starred in Dances with Wolves, a…

The Tree of Wishes, An Osho Story

The tree of wishes is one of Osho’s best-known stories. Osho was one of the most important religious leaders of the 20th century. He was considered a spiritual teacher, in spite of his harsh criticism of Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders…

The Power of the Duchenne Smile

Some say that the Duchenne smile is the most genuine smile. Its magic dazzles us and transmits positive emotions. Thus, out of all the expressions the human face can reflect, this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and striking…

The Enteric Nervous System: The Second Brain

The enteric nervous system is often considered our ‘second brain’. It’s a complex network of more than a hundred million neurons that cover specific areas such as the small intestine and colon. Additionally, this system is capable of acting independently of…

The Legend of Sakura: A True Love Story

The legend of Sakura takes place hundreds of years ago in ancient Japan. At that time, the feudal lords fought terrible battles where many humble fighters died, immersing the whole country in sadness and desolation. There were few moments of peace.…

How Friends Defined a Generation

The sitcom Friends defined a generation of young people. It first aired in 1994 and tells the story of six twenty-something friends who get together in a small café. Living as young people in New York, their lives are simple and complicated at the…

6 Simple Meditation Exercises

Stress, like energy, builds up. The paradox is that by increasing the levels of the former, you decrease the levels of the latter. Additionally, both stress and energy can feed off of various sources. Stress, for example, can build up…